created by Rachel Hogg published on 26 February 2016

Listening Books is a national charity that provides a postal and online audiobook library service to children and adults who struggle to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability, mental health issue or learning difficulty such as dyslexia.  They currently have funding to offer a number of FREE individual memberships to people living in the North East who would find the usual membership fees (ranging from £20 to £45 per year) a barrier to joining the service.

A huge range of audiobooks from bestselling authors such as James Patterson, JK Rowling, Philippa Gregory, Agatha Christie, Jacqueline Wilson and many more, are available across three easily accessible formats: MP3 CDs sent through the post (all postage is included in the membership), downloads from the website which can be transferred to a portable device such as a tablet or smart phone to listen on-the-go, and online streaming through a Windows PC, MAC or compatible device. 

Listening Books caters for children and adults with a wide variety of print impairments including sight problems and learning difficulties, those who struggle to hold a book or turn its pages due to physical disability, and those who struggle to concentrate or recall what they have read due to an illness or mental health issue.

If you would like to apply for a free membership or have any questions, please contact Jo Cord at Listening Books on 020 7407 9417 or email jcord@listening-books.org.uk You can also register via their website: https://www.listening-books.org.uk/join-us.aspx

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